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About Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

604 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
N Wolf Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 808-9898

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/locations/location1302.aspx

Catering:
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.

Executive Chef:
Israel Romero

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

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Private Dining

From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.

Buca di Beppo - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Comfort Food (6)
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Fun (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food is SOOO delicious! I love everything about this place, although it was kind of chilly for it being December. We were seated underneath a vent and it was blowing out cold air. But regardless, food and service wise, excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Buca has amazing service and great food. The food is meant to be shared - not individual meals so you can try a lot of different food. The more people the better!! The salads are awesome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a terrible server. He got upset because we ordered one entre for two adults and two kids meals for the kids. He tried to double charge a bottle of wine. We are still dealing w the credit card company for he then billed us twice when we caught the intentional error. We will never return Bad bad service as our president would say

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service was excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Buca is always a fun place to go for lunch. Food is consistently good. Going there for our office Christmas lunch. Can't wait.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very large portions service was very slow, and we had to ask sever for more water and desert .

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very fair and the prices were ridiculously expensive for what you got. We will not be going back there again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious, as always!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

With Damon as our server, it was a fabulous experience!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Birthday party

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were promptly seated at our reservation time, which was great. After being seated we waited about 12 minutes before the waitress came by our table. We ordered drinks, appetizer, and our entrees. We also asked for water. At 25 minutes after we were seated I spoke with the manager (Stephen). Our drinks arrived shortly after, and bread too. A little while later appetizers. We again asked for water. Our dinner salad arrived (Caesar - very good!) and again we asked for water. When our dinner showed up we kinda yelled for water too. That seemed to have worked as the waitress FINALLY brought us water. Perhaps she was hoping we'd keep ordering cocktails if she didn't give us water? We ordered 3 entrees between the 4 of us. More than plenty - we took enough home that it was lunch for 2 of us the next day. The entrees were very good. Loved the food, but this time the service just was not up to par. A 10% tip might have drove the point home with the waitress. Will return along with a prayer for better service. Maybe we'll request "the pope room"!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Family meal

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was great as always. Will continue to recommend Buca di Beppo.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Had the Salmon Serrento. It was delicious. Fun decor with lots of fun pictures on the walls. Wasn't too loud. Could easily hold a conversation. Service was good - attentive without hovering.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The restaurant has changed the menu so every dish must be shared, even the salad. I thought that it was expensive for 6 people for dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was excellent and modestly priced. The server was very attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Usually have a very good experience there, but on this visit we were told that they ran out of bread, so we weren't able to order our favorite appetizer. Also the fountain drinks did not taste quite right this time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Took out of town friends here. Everything was good except the bar service. There was supposed to be a special price on bottle of red wine....they had sold out....so why did the waiter promote it? The manhattans were nothing to write home about.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Thank you to Sarah and the entire staff for accommodating our party of 40. You made the chore of organizing a team dinner stress-free.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service deplorable. WAiter couldn't get anything straight. Table too small for party of 6. Stuck in back corner with no room to breathe.
Waiter never checked on us to refill drinks. Disappeared often.
It was my birthday. So sad

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It was a week night later in the evening and there did not appear to be many people in the restaurant. We waited over 10 minutes for dinner to greet is and offer to take our drink order and over an hour to receive our food. Clearly there was something going on as we had probably five to six different servers come and help us throughout the meal. They continued to apologize for the long delay but that's all that happened. The server's did their best with the issue but I was surprised that they didn't even try to offer us a dessert or some compensation. It was a terrible experience. I know the servers were trying their best to compensate for whatever the real issue was but I don't think the restaurant stepped up to provide a good experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

As usual, food was delicious and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food and service and a great hostess.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We brought a large group for a family event and had planned the menu in advance to be able to skip the normal "menu negotiations" common in family style ordering. We gave the order to Damon in advance, and he had every course ready at the perfect time. We were able to focus on the conversation while Damon and crew took care of everything else. Just a fun night for all!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Tried the chicken carbonara first time.
Will definitely ordsr again

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

As usual, great food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

CHARLES was frequently absent and I had to keep asking him to remove dishes or for parts of the order. He was spread too thin or just a terrible server. He was good only at keeping drinks refilled. Nice but a terrible server.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great food and service and a brownie sundae to die for.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday. He wanted to go somewhere fun. This was very fun. We ate in the kitchen. The servers came by with food that was prepared in the kitchen. They gave a few minute presentation of the menu item. Very funny and fun. Food excellent with huge portion sizes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very difficult moving from room to room always bumping into servers and other customers. Very poor layout. Food good service fair. Hostess terrible. Enjoy the food skip the drinks.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were late for our reservation, past the grace period, but they were gracious enough to hold our table for us. It was Mother's Day and the kitchen was slow or our order was not put in right away because we waited about half an hour between appetizers and entrees. The very apologetic staff told us a couple of times that our food would be out in a couple of minutes or soon, but it was still a long wait. The food is really good and the Small portion size (for 2-3 people) was way more than enough for 3 , but it's still a bit over priced.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I ordered 2 appetizers, salad and 3 full size trays and a bottle of wine. Loved the chicken marsala but chicken parm was ok (didn't know it was fried). Salad and appetizers were excellent. Somehow I feel that the portion sizes are smaller compared to other bucas. Bottle of wine - price for value was a bit too steep imo. But overall good company..which is what matters.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This restaurant is great for large groups as they serve family style. Our waitress did an excellent job of giving us good choices and indicating the size portions we would need to accommodate the 8 of us. We ate well, had a nice variety of dishes and and just a little left over pasta to take home. Love this place!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We had a group of 20 and everything was perfect. This was our second year and we hope to return next treat.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

There were no gluten free pastas on the menu for my husband. The meatballs were not flavorful and hard. I don't think it is as good there as it used to be. They were also out of the wine I wanted to order. Prob will not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It's good restaurant to share the dinner with the colleagues. A lot of the Italian items are used as the interior inside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Arrived early and we're seated promptly. Appetizers to main course were excellent. We brought a couple that hadn't been before and they were very happy as well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were seated by an exit door and were very cold throughout the meal. People around us were all eating with their coats on. This made for a very unpleasant meal. We hurried through our dinner to get out of there. The waitress who served us seemed too busy to pay any attention to us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I requested the private round table room for our party;they didn't honor the request We were told that we had a round table in a corner. Manager was polite but not helpful. We were squeezed into a corner half hexagon booth with three chairs pulled up to the booth. Very awkward. We could barely get in and out to use the rest room. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some sort of space/fire violation. Bread came to the table 50 minutes after we sat down. They didn't bring my drink, I had to ask again. The server dropped the dirty salad tongs down the back of my chair and left them there while she did something else. No acknowledgment for even doing that, or for getting my shirt dirty. The food wasn't as good as I remember. The calamari was terrible. Chicken limone was good, macaroni Rosa was bland. Bathroom was dirty. The hostess rolled her eyes at us when we left.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

All good except server was slow and somewhat rude. She was outwardly disappointed that we didn't order more food or a second bottle of wine for our table of 6 (4 drinkers). We had plenty of food leftover for our family. She also made a snide comment about us having a coupon. The server should not make judgment about using Buca coupons at Buca. If Buca does not wish to have coupons, don't send them to households. It is the only reason we decided to dine there recently. And it was a great reminder of the good food and energetic atmosphere of the restaurant. Too bad the service did not match the overall experience.

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